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Descendants of Villavaraja Mudaly - Family #5001

 

The roots of the Villavaraja Mudaly (5001) and Kokuvil Mapana Mudaly (5002) families can be traced back to 1700 AD and can be claimed as authentic as they have been extracted from land titles at the "Kachcheri" in Jaffna before 1983 by Mr. V. Rajaratnam, uncle of Mr. C. Rajadurai of Malaysia, who first compiled the family trees in published them in printed format.

 

The two lineages became interwoven through marriage and have spread out, not only in numbers, but also in literary, acaddemic, and business through all parts of the globe. The corporate giant of The Maharajah Organization is one that was established by the descendants of this illustrious family.

The venerable lady, Katpagam, married Moothathamby, son of Sinnathamby, (fifth generation in the Villavaraja line) and produced Veeravaghu, Ammakuddy, and Kunchipillai, by her first husband. After the death of her husband she married Mylvaganam (Mylathai) and produced Chellappah, Pillai, Thangam, Subathirai, Sellam, and Seenivasagam.

The Mapana Mudaly line merged into the Villavaraja family when Appapillai and Chinnachi inter-married with Thangam and Chellappah respectively, and again when Sinnathamby married Rasammah, Veeravaghu's eldest daughter.

 

It is from here that the families have branched off and spread far and wide, within Sri Lanka and across the oceans. A close study reveals not only inter-marriages but also marriages between first cousins. Many young men and women from the clan have found their spouses from other parts of Jaffna and Sri Lanka and some, even from amongst other races.

 

Five Veeravaghu daughters are all married in Kokuvil and Kondavil while Sellammah is married in Changanal. Sinnathamby worked as a Hospital Assistant in Malaya where the children were all born before returning to Jaffna. The six Sinnathamby children are all maried and have set up their own families. There are two marriages among the first cousins, Thuraisingham (son of Ratnam & Kandiah) married Leela (daughter of Dr. Rajah and Kamala), Rajalakshmi (daughter of Rajendram and Sellam) married Sri Ramanathan (son of Indrani and Thiagarajah). Of the Ponniah children, Paripoornam and family returned to Ceylon from Malaya while Selvaratnam and family remained in Malaya. Of the Annaratnam/Mailvaganam children, the eldest, Rajaratnam is settled in Australia.

 

Chellappah, eldest son of Mylvaganam (Mylathai) and Katpagam married Sinnachi, sister of Sinnathamby and Appapillai. They had one son, Senathirajah, who served in the Malayan Railway before retiring to Sri Lanka. Ratnamalar, Senathirajah's daughter, married Rajasingham, son of Duraippah of the Appapillai family. They are settled in Madras.

 

The ancestral home of these families, built by Veeravaghu and Sinnathamby of Kokuvil, and Alagaratnam of Kondavil, were solid edifices that should still be standing as a proud testimony of thei glorious heritage.

 

1 Villavaraja Mudaly-5001

......2 Villavaraja Sinnathamby

.........3 Sinnathamby Sanmugam

............4 Sanmugam Sinnathamby Udayar + Sinnachipillai

...............5 Sinnathamby Moothathamby + Katpagam

..................6 Moothathamby Veeravaghu + Vallipillai

.....................7 Veeravaghu Rasammah + Shanmugam Sinnathamby (5002)

........................8 Sinnathamby Ratnam + Kandiah (Advocate)

...........................9 Ratnam Rajadurai + Kanaganayagam

...........................9 [2] Ratnam Thuraisingham + [1] Rajah Leela

..............................10 [13] Thuraisingham Rathika

..............................10 [14] Thuraisingham Reka

..............................10 [15] Thuraisingham Rathesha

........................8 Sinnathamby Rajah, Dr. + Kamala

...........................9 Rajah Mahendran, Dr. + Malini

..............................10 Mahendran Bhinoshini + Navin Arulandam

...........................9 [1] Rajah Leela + [2] Ratnam Thuraisingham

..............................10 [13] Thuraisingham Rathika

..............................10 [14] Thuraisingham Reka

..............................10 [15] Thuraisingham Rathesha

........................8 Sinnathamby Rajendram + Sittambalam Sellam

...........................9 [4] Rajendram Rajalakshmi + [3] Thiagarajah Sri Ramanathan

..............................10 [5] Sri Ramanathan Sivaji + [6] Sarala

.................................11 [7] (son) Sivaji

.................................11 [8] (son) Sivaji

..............................10 [9] Sri Ramanathan Suri

...........................9 Rajendram Mahalakshmi + Dr. Satkuranathan

..............................10 Satkuranathan Ramesh + Anushia

..............................10 Satkuranathan Mahesh + Geetha

.................................11 Sai Ganesh Mahesh

..............................10 Satkuranathan Deepalakshmi + Dr. Nirmalan

.................................11 Aneesha Nirmalan

.................................11 Prajeshan Nirmalan

...........................9 Rajendram Jeyalakshmi + Satiyendra (Advocate)

..............................10 Satiyendra Jayan

..............................10 Satiyendra Chelvendra + Dharshini

.................................11 Aananda Chelvendra

..............................10 Satiyendra Nalayani

..............................10 Satiyendra Shanthini

...........................9 Rajendram Vijayalakshmi .+ Dr. Kumarasamy

..............................10 Kumarasamy Vijayakumari

...........................9 Rajendram Maharajah + Pathma

..............................10 Maharajah Sarala + Sri Ramanathan

.................................11 Shivaraj Sri Ramanathan

.................................11 Shivendra Sri Ramanathan

..............................10 Maharajah Pradeep

...........................9 Rajendram Rajamahendran + Pathmini

..............................10 Rajamahendran Shanika + Niraj Gupta

..............................10 Rajamahendran Sashidaran

..............................10 Rajamahendran Anjali

---------------------------9 *2nd Spouse of Rajendram Rajamahendran: + Canice

........................8 Sinnathamby Mathiaparanam + Thangachiammah

...........................9 Mathiaparanam Sri Ranganathan

...........................9 Mathiaparanam Sri Pathmanathan

........................8 Sinnathamby Indrani + Thiagarajah (Mudaliyar)

...........................9 Thiagarajah Jegatheesvari + V. Vamadevan

...........................9 [3] Thiagarajah Sri Ramanathan + [4] Rajendram Rajalakshmi

..............................10 [5] Sri Ramanathan Sivaji + [6] Sarala

.................................11 [7] (son) Sivaji

.................................11 [8] (son) Sivaji

..............................10 [9] Sri Ramanathan Suri

...........................9 Thiagarajah Bhuvaneswari + C. Nadesan

..............................10 Nadesan Rajanathan + Shyamini

.................................11 Rajanathan Palanadesan

..............................10 Nadesan Kamaladevi + S. Loganathan, Dr.

.................................11 Loganathan Krishnan

.................................11 Loganathan Subashini

..............................10 Nadesan Thirukumar + Nirupama

.................................11 Thirukumar Sanara

..............................10 Nadesan Renuka + S. Shanmuganathan

.................................11 Shanmuganathan Sudarshan

........................8 Sinnathamby Easvari + Dr. Gunaratnam.

...........................9 Gunaratnam Baby + Somasunderam

..............................10 (son) Somasunderam

..............................10 (son) Somasunderam

...........................9 Gunaratnam Sara

...........................9 Gunaratnam Chellam

...........................9 Gunaratnam Cheethy

...........................9 Gunaratnam Thiruchandran + Somanachelvi

..............................10 Mathurka Thiruchandran

 

.....................7 Veeravaghu Annammah + [10] Thambu Alagaratnam

........................8 Alagaratnam Ratnasingham + Sivapakiam

...........................9 Ratnasingham Balasingham + Kamala Kandiah

...........................9 [20] Ratnasingham Parameswari + A. Pathmanathan

..............................10 Rohan Pathmanathan

..............................10 Haren Pathmanathan

..............................10 Anita Pathmanathan

...........................9 Ratnasingham Vijayasingham + Devanayagiri Nadarajah

..............................10 Lavania Vijayasingham

...........................9 Ratnasingham Kumarasingham + Jeyalani Sabaratnam

..............................10 Reena Kumarasingham

...........................9 Ratnasingham Rajasingham

...........................9 Ratnasingham Navaneethasingham + Claire Vanniasingham

..............................10 Shamini Navaneethasingham

..............................10 Neelan Navaneethasingham

........................8 Alagaratnam Navaratnam

...........................9 Alagaratnam Navaratnam

........................8 Alagaratnam Kunaratnam + Sivapakiam

...........................9 [16] Kunaratnam Ratnarajah + [17] Mylvaganam Gnaneswari

..............................10 [18] Sharad Ratnarajah

..............................10 [19] Shareena Ratnarajah

..............................10 [20] Rajiv Ratnarajah

...........................9 Kunaratnam Navaratnam + Malar

..............................10 (daughter) Navaratnam

..............................10 (daughter) Navaratnam

..............................10 (daughter) Navaratnam

...........................9 Kunaratnam Vijayaratnam + Nirmala

..............................10 Prakash Vijayaratnam

..............................10 Premala Vijayaratnam

--------------------9 *2nd Spouse of Kunaratnam Vijayaratnam: + Meena

...........................9 Kunaratnam Annaratnam + Dr. Tharmaratnam

..............................10 Suresh Annaratnam

..............................10 Anand Annaratnam

...........................9 Kunaratnam Alagaratnam + Shanta

........................8 Alagaratnam Annaratnam + A. Mailvaganam

...........................9 Rajaratnam Annaratnam

...........................9 Naheswary Annaratnam

...........................9 Ratneswary Annaratnam

...........................9 Gnaneswari Annaratnam

 

.....................7 Veeravaghu Kanagammah + Velupillai Ponniah

........................8 Ponniah Paripurnam + T. Karthigesu

...........................9 Karthigesu Mahesan + Jeyaratnam

..............................10 [21] Jothi Mahesan + [22] Dashika Ganeshan

............................…..11 [23] (son) Mahesan

..................................11 [24] (son) Mahesan

...........................9 Karthigesu Ratnamahesan

...........................9 Karthigesu Ananthamahesan

...........................9 Karthigesu Gnaneswari + Balasubramaniam

..............................10 Jijitha Balasubramaniam

..............................10 Jalajan Balasubramaniam

...........................9 Karthigesu Pakiam

........................8 Ponniah Selvaratnam + T. Nadarajah

...........................9 Selvaratnam Selvarajah + Dorothy

..............................10 Ashita Selvarajah

..............................10 Ashrine Selvarajah

..............................10 Ravi Selvarajah

...........................9 Selvaratnam Saraswathy + Subramaniam Yogarajah

..............................10 Yogani Yogarajah

.................................11 Pravin

..............................10 Vyjanthimala Yogarajah

.................................11 Aravind

..............................10 Indran Yogarajah

..............................10 Sharmani Yogarajah

...........................9 Selvaratnam Ananthan

...........................9 Selvaratnam Rajeswari

...........................9 Selvaratnam Selvarani + Rajagopal

..............................10 Zhivaan Rajagopal

..............................10 Venessa Rajagopal

..............................10 Aruna Rajagopal

..............................10 Ranee Rajagopal

 

.....................7 Veeravaghu Sellammah + Thambusamy

........................8 (daughter) Thambusamy + Sabaratnam

...........................9 Sabaratnam Vijeyaratnam + Kamala

..............................10 Vijeyaratnam Vasanthi (Vicky)

 

.....................7 Veeravaghu Ponnammah (Monai) + Visuvalingam

........................8 Visuvalingam Nagaretnam + Nadesan

........................8 Visuvalingam Saraswathi + Nadarajah

........................8 Visuvalingam Thamotherampillai

........................8 Visuvalingam Kulasingham

 

.....................7 Veeravaghu Rajalingam

........................8 Rajalingam Doraisingham

........................8 Rajalingam Ratnasingham

........................8 Rajalingam (daughter) + Ratnasabapathy

 

.....................7 Veeravaghu Sivagnammah + [10] Thambu Alagaratnam

........................8 Alagaratnam Durairatnam + A. Anji

...........................9 Durairatnam Bawani + Samuel P

...........................9 Durairatnam Rajani + Dr. Pala

...........................9 Durairatnam Nalini + Sani

...........................9 Durairatnam (son)

........................8 Alagaratnam Achi + Thuraisangham

........................8 Alagaratnam Pillai + Kanagarajah

...........................9 Kanagarajah Sumathy

...........................9 Kanagarajah Renuka

........................8 Alagaratnam Ranee + R. Ganeshan

...........................9 Darshini Ganeshan .+ Duraisingham

..............................10 Senthuran Duraisingham

..............................10 Nanthini Duraisingham

...........................9 [22] Dashika Ganeshan .+ [21] Jothi Mahesan

..............................10 [23] (son) Mahesan

..............................10 [24] (son) Mahesan

...........................9 Darshan Ganeshan + Kanjana

..............................10 (son) Ganeshan

...........................9 Vishahan Ganeshan

...........................9 Vishani Ganeshan

 

..................6 Moothathamby Ammakuddy

 

..................6 Moothathamby Kunchipillai

 

...............5 Sinnathamby Sinnavar

..................6 Sinnavar Rajaratnam

..................6 Sinnavar Thangachi

 

...............5 Sinnathamby Vinnasithamby

..................6 Vinnasithamby Thambar

..................6 Vinnasithamby Sellam

..................6 Vinnasithamby Sinnathangam

 

...............5 Sinnathamby Kandapar + Periathamby Thliyalammal

..................6 Kandapar Thuraiswamy

..................6 Kandapar Periathamby

..................6 Kandapar Nagammah

..................6 Kandapar Thaiyalammah

..................6 Kandapar Thangammah + Ramalingam

..................6 Kandapar Sinnathamby

 

...............5 Sinnathamby Thambipillai + Pethipillai Valliammah

..................6 Thambipillai Arunasalam

..................6 Thambipillai Kanagaratnam

..................6 Thambipillai Sellaamuthu .+ Murugesu Vallipuram

.....................7 Vallipuram Kamalachipillai + Appapillai Chelliah (5002)

 

...............5 Sinnathamby Thangammah